2008 Food Preservation Update . Elizabeth L. Andress, Ph.D. Extension Food Safety Specialist University of Georgia April 10, 2008. Reminders from Recalls. Castleberry’s Food Company Augusta, GA Chili products, pet foods 4 people sick
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Elizabeth L. Andress, Ph.D.
Extension Food Safety Specialist
University of Georgia
April 10, 2008
> question -> I bottled 10 jars of strawberry jellie. I doubled the recipe, 10 c. crushed strawberries, 2 packets pectin but I forgot to double the sugar so the end product is runny. I also did the inversion method of turning the jars upside down for 5 min instead of the water bath method . they all sealed. I am just wondering if the amount of sugar will affect the preservation of the jam........
between solids and liquids
when filling jars.
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ALL-AMERICAN pressure cooker canners are weighted-gauge canners. The pressure gauge is supplied as a reference only for when the unit is pressurized and timing for canning may roughly begin, or when the pressure has dropped to zero and the lid may be safely removed.
The accuracy of your steam pressure gauge should be checked annually before the canning season, or several times a year if unit is used often. Your county extension agent or home economist may provide this service. You may need to replace your steam gauge.
Please understand that there will not be an exact correlation between the pressure shown on the gauge to the corresponding pressure setting on the pressure regulator weight. ........ The basic reason that our pressure cooker retains the gauge is to provide additional information as to the pressure and temperature within the unit, but you can be assured that the unit is functioning at the pressure regulator weight setting.
Repeating in 2008